NVAP Reference Guide: Preface

Last Modified: March 20, 2024



Control and Eradication


Aquatic Animal

Animal Health Emergency Management

Animal Movement

Animal Identification 


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Mention of companies or commercial products does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the USDA over others not mentioned. The USDA neither guarantees nor warrants the standard of any product mentioned. The USDA mentions product names solely to report factually on available data and provide specific information. 

This publication reports research involving pesticides. All uses of pesticides must be registered by appropriate federal and/or state agencies before they can be recommended. 

CAUTION: Pesticides can injure humans, domestic animals, desirable plants, fish, or other wildlife — if not handled or applied properly. Use all pesticides selectively and carefully. Follow recommended practices for the disposal of surplus pesticides and pesticide containers.

This guide supersedes APHIS 91-55-065, “Veterinary Accreditation: A Reference Guide for Practitioners,” published in February 1993, and all subsequent revisions pre-dating July 2011.